Storyville Cinema

135 West First Street,
Salida, CO 81201

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longislandmovies
longislandmovies on August 6, 2006 at 8:00 pm

any news on this …….

Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez
Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez on September 10, 2006 at 8:32 pm

A very Unique theater that was installed in a historic retail building in about 1990. Te theater sits right next door west of The Unique Theater. This theater has two very small auditoriums… the north one with slanted floors and the south one with stadium seating. The manager does all the repairs and renovations himself and hopes to install stadium in the north auditorium this winter. Had the honor of attending “Cars” this summer in the south auditorium and getting a tour by the manager.
The projection port holes are so low that when one stands (I am 6'), you can see your shadow on the screen. They have one Century projector in each theater (the south was a Century, the north might have been a Simplex though, don’t remember for sure) that feed off one set of platters.
The theater was recently sold to a local businesslady after being closed a short while and is alive and well. I will post the owner’s name when I find/remember it.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on September 11, 2006 at 4:05 am

tony did you get into the UNIQUE?

Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez
Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez on September 11, 2006 at 7:48 pm

Hey longislandmovies! Yes, I sure did get in to the Unique and I get chills just remembering it. In fact, I was there on two occasions over the summer and saw two movies, Aquamarine and The Omen. It is truly like stepping into the past in this caverous, art deco theater that was built as an opera house in 1890 and converted to movies in the 1920s. They use 6000' change over on Simplex XL projectors. The balcony is closed. The owners (Mr. and Mrs. John Groy) are very kind hospitable people. The balcony is closed due to insurance resaons.
Sadly, The Unique was forced to close earlier this month by the city due to fire and structural hazards. Here is an article that talks about that:

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I also got a few nice photos of this theater…I should add it as it is not on Cinematreasures yet. Just ask if you have any questions about any of these two theaters.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on January 7, 2008 at 11:43 pm

any news on this one??????

Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez
Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez on April 13, 2009 at 11:49 pm

**As of 2008, that is. I’m sure she still owns it, though.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on November 12, 2010 at 4:14 am

AKA:

STORYVILLE TWIN

Could use more info and photos.

Jet

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